About Townshippers

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Emily and Maggie interview Joanne Croghan from the Brome County Historical Society about the upcoming quilting exhibit, a family sugaring off day in April, and Joanne’s favourite artifacts. 

Tune in also to hear from Nick and Marilyn (CIDI) and Emily, who went to a fantastic bluegrass Stanstead House Concert, a follow up to our earlier interview with Hal Newman broadcast on March 2nd.


Previous episodes

Air date: March 9, 2018.

Kate Murray talks with regular guest Linda Ransom, facilitator of the Mental Health and Well-Being Support group. They discuss “Surviving or thriving and how to get there.” Topics include finding purpose in life and not taking our mental health for granted.

Air date: March 2, 2018.

In the first half of the show, Emily interviews Sonia Patenaude, the coordinator of Centennial Theatre at Bishop’s University, about the recent creation of an artistic-cultural alliance at BU, some not-to-be-missed shows coming up, and a carpooling initiative to get townshippers to cultural events on both sides of the lake. 

In the second half of the show, Emily interviews Hal Newman, the man behind the Stanstead House Concert Network (SHCN), which is bringing strangers together around food and good music, one living room concert at a time.

Air date: February 23, 2018

Emily interviews Wendy Seys, Executive Director of the Yamaska Literacy Council, and Marie-Hélène Lebeault, Liaison Agent for "Reaching Out: Bridging Learning Spaces Project", a collaboration between YLC and the Campus Brome Missisquoi. Emily talks about her part-time contract with YLC as a Development Agent in Mansonville, and together they discuss the details of the Bridging Spaces Project project.

Air date: February 16, 2018

In this panel-style show, Emily Prangley Desormeaux interviews Chris Planetta (Borderline Players), Charles Peacock (Georgeville Troupe) and Roger de la Mare (Knowlton Players) about the joys, challenges and importance of English community theatre in the Townships, and what’s coming up on the Stanstead, Georgeville and Knowlton theatre scenes.